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  • My E3: Pre-Show Buildup


    I realize many of you likely gorged on the Electronic Entertainment Expo's press briefings yesterday and considered it the start of the convention. The irony for me is that any other year I would have done the same at least in the evening, but this... More
  • Making Imaginary Friends in Dragon's Dogma


    The further I venture into Dragon's Dogma the more deep -- and satisfying -- the game becomes. Not only does my character, Lhyria, demonstrate more potential, but the pawn system comes into its own as an innovative and welcome addition. Indeed Capcom's... More
  • Dragon's Dogma Gets a Second Chance to Make a First Impression


    Despite conventional wisdom, I did give Dragon's Dogma a second chance to make a good first impression. Not that my initial impression was poor, but more on that later. Both fledgling attempts revealed some interesting takeaways on Capcom's foray... More
  • Sniper Elite V2 Had Greatness in its Sights


    Rebellion Developments' first Sniper Elite game was an exceptional shooter that successfully mixed tactical gameplay with arcade elements in a world fraught with danger and opportunity. Its remake is a commendable and rewarding update, but whose tweaks... More
  • Minecraft Pockets the Fun


    Minecraft might be all the rage on Xbox 360 now, but not so long ago I had no idea what this title was though I was sure I wanted nothing to do with it. Old school graphics sans guns, swords or explosions? Where do I sign up ... to petition that Mojang... More
  • How Special Is Spec Ops?


    I've been waiting for Spec Ops: The Line ever since the first reveal, but now the wait is nearly over and its demo has snuck up on us. Does its unique setting offer intriguing gameplay or cloud otherwise standard elements? The story is certainly a... More
  • This Hybrid Is a Compelling Mix


    Hybrid is a strange concoction to judge by its closed beta that began Friday. It is an online shooter that is cover-based AND airborne, as well as multipath AND on-rails. There are even knife kills, albeit by a surrogate bot. 5th Cell has created a curious... More
  • How Witcher 2 Helps Me Feel Like a Kid Again


    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings by CD Projekt RED can spark a sense of childhood wonder, wonder at what the heck is going on and how in the world am I supposed to do that!? Granted, my gaming even after decades of practice leaves something to be desired... More
  • The Return of Sniper Elite and the Immersive Shooter


    Six and a half years ago a game was released to little fanfare and mediocre critical reception. Like most games it quickly faded from memory for most -- except for a small devoted following including the studio that created it. So it's exceedingly... More
  • The Ginsu Knife of Video Games?


    My spring break family vacation had everyone wired to their mobile devices, and so introduced me to iOS titles that this console gamer otherwise might not have tried (especially for a cheapskate who waited for a 99 cent sale to play a game on an iPad... More
  • The More Things Change …

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    I’ll be honest I don’t really know where I’m going with this except that I feel compelled to say something given the acrimonious debate on this website and the frustration I feel with the regularity with which online communities implode... More
  • Reflections of a Lifelong Shooter Fan


    If the military shooter could speak, it likely would say, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Still there is no denying that the shooter genre en masse has stagnated, especially to judge by the glut of armchair prognosticators clogging... More